14 July 2010

Video of the "fish with a transparent head"

Macropinna macrostoma (colloquially referred to as "barreleyes") can rotate its eyes to a vertical position to spot prey above itself.  The eyes are inside a transparent skull to protect them from being injured by the stinging tentacles of jellyfish.

Via Neatorama.

1 comment:

  1. no f#cking way is that a real creature!


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